Belgocontrol’s newly-developed tool has been tested for the past several months at Brussels Airport’s control tower.

Wind parameters are calculated by extracting mode-S radar data and delivering precise real-time wind measures for various altitudes to pilots and controllers.

Expected to be fully operational at the beginning of December this year, the tool will provide the air traffic controllers with an improved and real-time overview of the situation at high altitude.

This will enable the controllers to guide pilots even more effectively when landing.

In the next few months, the ANSP will begin providing data on approach wind direction and force to both pilots and different airlines through automatic terminal information service (ATIS) messages.

The coded messages deliver important information on an airport, such as meteorological data, runways in use, and available approaches.